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September 27, 2007

Nobel teacher: Wole Soyinka, a Nigerian-born playwright who was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1986, has joined Loyola Marymount University as the president's Marymount Institute professor in residence.

Play on: Roger Williams plans to celebrate his 83rd birthday on Monday by playing a piano for 14 1/2 hours at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, in an effort to break his 14-hour record set in 2004 at the Jimmy Carter library.

Tribute: Italy will mark the death of tenor Luciano Pavarotti with concerts, films, photo retrospectives and other commemorative events at its cultural centers around the globe, beginning early next month.

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